Journey Through Central Europe and the Balkans - 11 days Budapest to Budapest (SDA)
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Journey through Central Europe and the Balkans

10-Night Cruise from Budapest to Budapest

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Budapest to Budapest (DSA) - 11 days

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Ship - Victor Hugo

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An original eleven-day trip including a ten-day cruise Hungary - Serbia - Bosnia - Croatia The majestic Danube, authentic Sava and Lake Balaton

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Budapest (Embarkation Day)

We board at 6:00pm and settle into our cabins. We have a welcome cocktail and are introduced to the crew before dinner on board. The boat sets sail in the early evening.

Day 2: MOHÁCS (Hungary) – OSIJEK (Croatia)

We'll sail and cross the border into Croatia in Mohàcs, passing Batina and the nature park of Kopacki Rit before reaching Osijek. This afternoon, join us for an excursion to the Kopacki Rit Nature Park and to Osijek. The nature park, located close to the confluence of the Drava and the Danube, is one of the largest and most attractive preserved wetlands in Europe.

DAY 3: OSIJEK – VUKOVAR (Croatia) – ILOK (Croatia) – NOVI SAD (Serbia)

We'll cruise towards Vukovar, one of the prettiest towns in the Danube Valley. Join us for an excursion to Vukovar and the medieval city of Ilok. We'll return on board and cruise to Novi Sad. Join us for a guided visit of Novi Sad: located in the Great Plain, the city is the multi-ethnic capital of Vojvodina. We'll return on board and cruise to Belgrade.

DAY 4: BELGRADE – SREMSKA MITROVICA (Serbia)

Join us for a guided tour of Belgrade. Located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, the town has created its own cultural identity based on a mix of Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures. We'll return on board and cruise towards Sremska Mitrovica. Our cruise will take us along the Sava River, crossing the plain of Vojvodina, a genuine bread basket of Serbia with a mosaic of cultures.

DAY 5: SREMSKA MITROVICA (Serbia) – BRCKO (Bosnia)

Join us for an excursion across Vojvodina: Around the hamlet of Iriski Venac are more than 16 Orthodox monasteries, the chance to discover Serbian art - a mix of Byzantine style and Baroque architecture. We'll return on board and start sailing towards Brcko in Bosnia. Enjoy a traditional folklore evening.

DAY 6: BRCKO (Bosnia) – SLAVONSKI BROD (Croatia)

We'll go for a walk in Brcko. The pedestrian main street is lined with buildings in the traditional Austro-Hungarian architectural style crossed with Ottoman influences. It contrasts with the adjacent streets where the ruins of the recent conflicts live side by side with modern constructions. Afterwards, we'll return on board and cruise towards Slavonski Brod. The Sava River marks the border between Bosnia and Croatia, and we'll pass through Slavonia, the fertile plain of Croatia, reaching Slavonski Brod in the night.

DAY 7: SLAVONSKI BROD (Croatia) – JASENOVAC (Croatia)

Join us for a guided walking tour through Slavonski Brod. You'll discover the town center and its main square, the Franciscan church and the Brod Citadel - an imposing construction in Vauban style, built to protect the Austro-Hungarian Empire from Turkish invasions. We'll return on board and cruise to Jasenovac, reaching it in the night. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 8: JASENOVAC (Croatia) – SISAK (Croatia)

Join us for an excursion to Lonjsko Polje Nature Park: A land much favored by migratory birds when the Lonja floods. Sample regional produce in an authentic Slavonian farm. We'll cruise towards Sisak.

DAY 9: SISAK (Croatia) – SISAK

We have breakfast on board before we set off on our full day’s optional excursion to Zagreb, with an included lunch of regional specialities. The harmonious combination of architecture and green space makes Zagreb a perfect model for a town. There are many art galleries and museums in Zagreb, housing many treasures, not only those relating to the city but from the world over. Try to visit the University Library (built in Secession style) or the cemetery, cultivated like an English landscaped garden and an oddly comforting place for a pleasant walk. Here in Zagreb, there is much that is reminiscent of Austria, particularly the coloured buildings and culinary specialities. Take a walk along the steep streets of Gradec and Kaptol, the historic centre of Zagreb. Tonight we have our Gala dinner on board.

DAY 10: SISAK (Croatia) (Disembarkation Day) – ZAGORJE – LAKE BALATON

We'll disembark and transfer by coach to Varazdin, in the Zagorje province. Join us for a guided visit of the historic town of Varazdin, a real Baroque gem. Then we'll continue towards Lake Balaton, a favorite short break destination for Hungarians. We'll return to our hotel.

DAY 11: LAKE BALATON – BUDAPEST

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll set out for a guided tour of Tihany. This peninsula is truly captivating and you'll be charmed by its beautiful setting and its baroque Benedictine abbey. Enjoy time at leisure. Afterwards, you'll be transferred to Budapest, stopping for lunch along the way. We'll reach Budapest in the beginning of the afternoon. End of our services.

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2019 and 2020 Departure Dates

Program Start Date
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE TRAVELER rate.
From Budapest
Cruise Embarkation Date
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Cabin - w/ picture window Single Passenger
Upper Deck Cabin - w/ picture window Single Passenger
Apr 27, 2019
$2,826
$3,186
$3,886
$4,246
Apr 28, 2020
$2,853
$3,211
$3,911
$4,269
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on the D11 drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list) double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - welcome cocktail - onboard entertainment, the gala dinner and evening assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - the excursions mentioned in the program - the traditional evening in Brcko transfers by coach on D10 and 11 the services of a tour leader during D10 and 11 guided visit of Varazdin and Tihany lunch in Varazdin accommodation in a 3-star hotel in or near Balaton Port charges

Prices fo not include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Champagne ordered at the bar and all drinks on the wine list • The drinks taken while on excursions or transfers • Travel Cancellation Insurance Gratuities • Personal expenses

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